FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:54:36 -07002 bodies found after UK fireworks warehouse blazehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c4701a0a9ee4c9c818bd17e518f03efLONDON (AP) — British police have found the bodies of two men after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse that sent plumes of black smoke and explosions into the sky.iGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c4701a0a9ee4c9c818bd17e518f03efFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:23:28 GMTBank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a6e914b1384436382b15f30c727200dTOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically anemic economy.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthPricesEconomyEconomic outlookCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsDebt and bond marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a6e914b1384436382b15f30c727200dFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:29:26 GMTEstonia citizen extradited to NY in cyber casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/317efcc942f1465ca3c19d72fb35496cNEW YORK (AP) — A man from Estonia has pleaded not guilty in New York to charges that he conspired in a cyberfraud that affected millions of computers worldwide.htGeneral newsTechnologyExtraditionComputer crimeCrimeFraud and false statementsLaw and orderEstoniaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/317efcc942f1465ca3c19d72fb35496cFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:35 GMTJudge rejects Ebola quarantine for nursehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d38454a2071f4172ab23496f72f1c405FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Kaci Hickox can travel unrestricted after a Maine judge rejected the state's bid to limit her movements as a medical worker who has treated Ebola patientsROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsHealthState governmentsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsObituariesLaw and orderMaineUnited StatesNorth AmericaSierra LeoneWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d38454a2071f4172ab23496f72f1c405Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:34:54 GMTLiberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fff038eec0d4bc5b72bedecbbdbbcd9MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday, remembering the days when "the dying, the sick, the dead who could not picked up on time" as officials hope the disease is on the decline in this West African country.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDiagnosis and treatmentHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaLiberiaMonroviaSierra LeoneAfricaGuineahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fff038eec0d4bc5b72bedecbbdbbcd9Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:57:33 GMTEU confirms North Korea invite for rights visithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a732e9e9ad44f548dc96cbc75c473deUNITED NATIONS (AP) — A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU's special representative for human rights to visit, which would be a significant step toward resuming a human rights dialogue that Pyongyang broke off in 2003.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacyCourtsSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaEuropeAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a732e9e9ad44f548dc96cbc75c473deFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:41:27 GMTKurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbb1fc759d7b4d0fb0d9107ea7765595SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, and a senior Kurdish official blamed Ankara for the delay.ELENA BECATOROSBASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTroop deploymentsGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbb1fc759d7b4d0fb0d9107ea7765595Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:47:10 GMTExxon, Chevron shrug off effect of low oil priceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cb24edaa7b740ab970787adcda5b10dNEW YORK (AP) — Falling oil prices hardly seem to be bothering the two biggest U.S. oil companies, but things could get tougher in the coming months.JONATHAN FAHEYfBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cb24edaa7b740ab970787adcda5b10dFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:12:03 GMTColombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery runhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a83478f8e9414aaca733bfd3b1b49ee1BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.JOSHUA GOODMANiBusinessGeneral newsArrestsMunicipal governmentsBorder securityCrimeGovernment and politicsSmugglingLaw and orderLocal governmentsMilitary and defenseColombiaVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a83478f8e9414aaca733bfd3b1b49ee1Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:43:14 GMT$2M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95b174dd5cc54c68a6bb85b2adb9b98aNEW YORK (AP) — A New York City official says a settlement of more than $2 million has been reached with the family of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine who died in a 101-degree jail cell.aGeneral newsCell biologyBiologyScienceNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95b174dd5cc54c68a6bb85b2adb9b98aFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:28:32 GMTAll Blacks in Chicago for exhibition vs. USA Rugbyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a200bc16bbf840b693b69c7338c55e41CHICAGO (AP) — America's history on rugby's world stage can be summed up in two sentences.JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsRugbyRugby unionOlympic gamesEventsNew ZealandUnited StatesChicagoEnglandOceaniaNorth AmericaIllinoisUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a200bc16bbf840b693b69c7338c55e41Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:46:40 GMTHamilton tops 1st practice at US Grand Prixhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40548fbbcb7748d79a05df92b6eec5aeAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice for the U.S. Grand Prix, edging Mercedes teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40548fbbcb7748d79a05df92b6eec5aeFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:43:08 GMTWoman who set off pipe bombs appears before judgehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cc307c940d549bd95fcbd78d2d655deGAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A judge gave Celia Savage a break in February when he sentenced her to probation after federal authorities found pipe bombs and guns in her home during a raid. He warned her not to make him look like a fool.KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderGainesvilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cc307c940d549bd95fcbd78d2d655deFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:57:24 GMTAgent says Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has failed a doping testhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45a2064ccdf94852b1f47c46c4d26f55STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Agent says Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has failed a doping test.sSportsDopingTrack and fieldMarathonsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45a2064ccdf94852b1f47c46c4d26f55Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:00:47 GMTWall Street caps wild month with stock rallyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa1a7c5146804e4082faae82c613c3f7NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is capping a seesaw month by jumping to all-time highs just two weeks after enduring its worst slump since 2012.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa1a7c5146804e4082faae82c613c3f7Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:28:05 GMTBrittany Maynard: New face of right-to-diehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5e58e459469468c8fe768e371c7e70fSaturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.SHARON COHENaGeneral newsEuthanasiaCancerDeath and dyingHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsDiseases and conditionsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5e58e459469468c8fe768e371c7e70fFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:25:08 GMTMichigan athletic director Brandon resignshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5118e214550242fcb045647584e1c74dANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation's most prominent athletic departments.NOAH TRISTERsSportsSchool athleticsFootballCollege footballEducationSocial affairsSports transactionsSports businessCollege sportsMen's college basketballCollege basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5118e214550242fcb045647584e1c74dFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:44:15 GMTNew search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorcahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bf668d1977a40e0838b989d323f3f1cMADRID (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting land in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, officials said Friday.CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsScienceSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bf668d1977a40e0838b989d323f3f1cFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:45:34 GMT12 men trapped in Colombia coal mine collapsehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c822b53d0de458a9a8139ee355271f6BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A collapse deep in a coal mine trapped 12 workers in Colombia and officials said Friday that any rescue will be difficult.Associated PressiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryBogotaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c822b53d0de458a9a8139ee355271f6Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:43:51 GMTBefore midterms, Obama plugs policies for womenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/503826d7a0094c3eb0f258d21781dfb2PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsEconomic policyElectionsEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUnited StatesProvidenceRhode IslandNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/503826d7a0094c3eb0f258d21781dfb2Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:56:21 GMTMom can't visit children she drove into oceanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/950cfa22b93944bdb3365ba54a9876c1DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge says the South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach can send them pre-printed cards.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsOceansCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderEnvironment and natureDaytona BeachAtlantic OceanFloridaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/950cfa22b93944bdb3365ba54a9876c1Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:14:03 GMT2 skulls found at Connecticut transfer stationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d96ea6e992e34a1c8c9625f66eac7c20HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The skulls of an older man and woman were found at a Connecticut waste transfer station near some books and videos on witchcraft and Satan, police said Friday.PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsConnecticutFairfieldStamfordUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d96ea6e992e34a1c8c9625f66eac7c20Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:21:58 GMTCrews to begin work to recover Kansas victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f2d4a517c0645cda761002d6e9f2bbcWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport remain at the site as authorities assess what needs to be done to make the building safe to enter.ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f2d4a517c0645cda761002d6e9f2bbcFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:19:54 GMTMilwaukee police vote 'no confidence' in chiefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/530dbebd68be401284890acf712f3521MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police have taken a vote that expresses no confidence in their chief after he fired a white officer who shot and killed a black man in a downtown park.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/530dbebd68be401284890acf712f3521Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:01:07 GMTJury could start deliberating in Fla. hazing trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b938f8d6d4840a2b2141f9e4423a4c0ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys are set to give closing arguments in the case of a former Florida A&M University band member charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of a drum major who was beaten on a band bus during a hazing ritual.KYLE HIGHTOWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b938f8d6d4840a2b2141f9e4423a4c0Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:43:39 GMTFormer NBA player argues for conviction reversalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af918ccc2bd04283ac5ad50f49a0f17aTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys are arguing in court over the fraud conviction of former NBA player Tate George.aGeneral newsSportsFraud and false statementsCrimeCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsLegal proceedingsPersonal investingLaw and orderPersonal financeReal estateNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaTrentonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af918ccc2bd04283ac5ad50f49a0f17aFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:46:24 GMTUniversity of Michigan president says athletic director Dave Brandon has resignedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62d0c2ec262b403d86b24c89e142ce8bANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — University of Michigan president says athletic director Dave Brandon has resigned.sSportsSchool administrationCollege sportsSchool athleticsEducationSocial affairsAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62d0c2ec262b403d86b24c89e142ce8bFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:41 GMTYoung, terminal, new face of right-to-diehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cbcb7ed4e9f4bf9a710b43ee6e6809cSaturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.SHARON COHENaGeneral newsEuthanasiaCancerDeath and dyingHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsDiseases and conditionsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cbcb7ed4e9f4bf9a710b43ee6e6809cFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:46:30 GMTAttorneys make arguments in FAMU hazing trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/480cb4b1bd424b65855939c6c53d2044ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor on Friday cast a former Florida A&M University band member as the orchestrator of the 2011 beating death of a drum major who, as part of a hazing ritual, pushed his way through a band bus while his fellow musicians kicked him and pummeled him with their fists and drumsticks.KYLE HIGHTOWERaGeneral newsSportsHazing ritualsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/480cb4b1bd424b65855939c6c53d2044Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:24:33 GMTPolice: Man swings ax at DC officer in attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb43c3ad1ac8424fbf224998a006259dWASHINGTON (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.wGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb43c3ad1ac8424fbf224998a006259dFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:55:09 GMTNews Guide: A look at latest Ebola developmentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e54a254496084a73a0970e28c06d32e7No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. The epidemic did not even figure on the agenda of a session on peace and security at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa last week. Angry legislators from Sierra Leone and Liberia said they feel abandoned. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairwoman of the 53-nation African Union, said this week at a meeting with the U.N. secretary-general and the World Bank president in Ethiopia that Ebola "caught us by surprise."The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAfricaWest AfricaLiberiaSierra Leonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e54a254496084a73a0970e28c06d32e7Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:07:21 GMTSouth Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5390617104f7498f92509fdddfc8a464JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A suspect has been charged with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsSportsArrestsInternational soccerWomen's boxingWomen's sportsCrimeSoccerMen's soccerBoxingViolent crimeLaw and orderMen's sportsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5390617104f7498f92509fdddfc8a464Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:47:38 GMTUS rig count up 2 to 1,929http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c9a243145d24b4182647674fe048df0HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by two this week to 1,929.fBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesHoustonTexasNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c9a243145d24b4182647674fe048df0Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:46:50 GMTGiants fans start early to snag prime parade spotshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1cec4d48cda4f8fabc0b3c6ff012c35SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of fans in Giants gear who were eager to cheer the World Series champions in rainy downtown San Francisco grabbed prime viewing spots early Friday, hours ahead of the celebratory parade expected to draw up to 2 million revelers.KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsSportsMLB World SeriesParadesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1cec4d48cda4f8fabc0b3c6ff012c35Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:42:23 GMTSun-Times owner sells suburban papers to Tribunehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa12818835b44c86baadccaafa0b4d3fCHICAGO (AP) — The parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times has sold six daily newspapers and 32 weekly publications to Tribune Publishing Co.fBusinessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesOwnership changesCorporate newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa12818835b44c86baadccaafa0b4d3fFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:47:33 GMTParachutist rescued from Missouri television towerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20b6fb0f46454432bbd848a2722ceeb4ST. LOUIS (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours.aGeneral newsTelevisionMediaMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20b6fb0f46454432bbd848a2722ceeb4Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:41:14 GMTItaly phases out sea rescues to save migrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c094841a6914309a9ad4a3a88c3317eROME (AP) — Italy is insisting that lives won't be sacrificed as it ends its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifts over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c094841a6914309a9ad4a3a88c3317eFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:48:25 GMT$2 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cellhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80a34c235fc94b6aa45089c12e5eb1f8NEW YORK (AP) — $2 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cell.aGeneral newsCell biologyMental healthCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBiologyScienceHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80a34c235fc94b6aa45089c12e5eb1f8Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:27:35 GMTSony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4521667003854bac98ac02ddfe2fd76aTOKYO (AP) — Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer electronicsTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesFinancial performanceCorporate newsMobile phonesProducts and servicesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4521667003854bac98ac02ddfe2fd76aFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:36:46 GMTSharpton calls for federal prosecution in Fergusonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b0a0ea5cd744658babb8a75796b01e8ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b0a0ea5cd744658babb8a75796b01e8Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:51:56 GMTMilwaukee mayor stands by chief who fired officerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb3f941daa7f48d1bc646af4104bbc20MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he remains confident in the city's police chief and a vote expressing otherwise by the police union is just an attempt "to stoke a political fire."aGeneral newsPoliceMunicipal governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb3f941daa7f48d1bc646af4104bbc20Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:08:55 GMTDemocrats in tight New England governor raceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dd1ad8379714273968e828a5e271ff1CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds.STEVE PEOPLESKATHLEEN RONAYNEpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dd1ad8379714273968e828a5e271ff1Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:59:58 GMTRebuilt Hawaii town offers look at life after lavahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c17f923cc88740bf83ef22f3bcfd4b77PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago.AUDREY McAVOYJENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceHome buildingVolcanoesHome and gardenLifestyleResidential real estateEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c17f923cc88740bf83ef22f3bcfd4b77Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:50:35 GMTCompetency hearing ordered for teen in murder plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ec44b64255f4b5389043447d5dc980ePLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered an exam to determine whether a 15-year-old Detroit-area girl is competent for trial on charges she plotted with her boyfriend to kill her family.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ec44b64255f4b5389043447d5dc980eFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:51:37 GMTUS blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmakerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5169880c910e40d183e145a7388509afWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury has blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Myanmar's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5169880c910e40d183e145a7388509afFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:34:10 GMT$2 million deal reached in hot NYC jail cell deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb3fecb119d5463cad4d1d67201566f5NEW YORK (AP) — The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said.COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsCell biologyMental healthCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBiologyScienceHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb3fecb119d5463cad4d1d67201566f5Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:56:33 GMTAgent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping testhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/848996575a4f4a48a827d6e19299e05bSTELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo failed a doping test in September, the Kenyan runner's agent said Friday.GERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsDopingTrack and fieldMarathonsSports governanceSouth AfricaKenyaSouthern AfricaAfricaEast Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/848996575a4f4a48a827d6e19299e05bFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:39:01 GMTSyria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sonshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f93872ca3863452b977e4e867e10964cDWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar casualtiesMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsTerrorismGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f93872ca3863452b977e4e867e10964cFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:43:35 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88ba1eb07e784d838c5836aa53c075adFORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Judge rejects Maine's bid to restrict movement of nurse who defied state's Ebola quarantine.aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthMaineUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88ba1eb07e784d838c5836aa53c075adFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:42:32 GMTMedicare paid for meds after patients were deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b41ed30b4a0b4d6b8c62020ec7b15cc8WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications even after the patients were dead.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsMedicationPersonal spendingGovernment-funded health insuranceHealth care costsHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentPersonal insurancePersonal financeInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment programshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b41ed30b4a0b4d6b8c62020ec7b15cc8Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:34:12 GMT